urges Jokowi to resolve Wasior incident 17 years ago in Papua
Post June 14, 2018
The Commission for Missing
Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) urged President Joko "Jokowi"
Widodo to take concrete steps to resolve alleged gross human rights violations
in Wasior, Papua, on Wednesday, the 17th anniversary of the incident.
Soeharto: Family agrees to support Partai Berkarya
June 14, 2018
Siti Hediati Hariadi, also
known as Titiek Soeharto, said that children of former Indonesian President
Soeharto have agreed to support in growing Partai Berkarya, which was established
by Soeharto's son Hutama Mandala Putra, also known as Tommy Soeharto.
asks for Eid day preach to be without practical politics
June 13, 2018
Chairman of the Indonesian
Ulema Council Maruf Amin appealed to the preachers who will deliver the
preaching on Eid Day 1439H to avoid practical politics content.
co-leader slams human rights 'obscenity' over West Papua
Pacific Report June 12, 2018
Green Party co-leader Marama
Davidson last night condemned the "obscenity" of jailing West Papuans by
Indonesian authorities for raising their Morning Star flag of independence.
and veg off the menu for Indonesian girls as myths fuel malnutrition
June 12, 2018
From fears that eating chicken
wings makes it hard to find a husband to beliefs that pineapple jeopardises
fertility, a host of food taboos are fuelling malnutrition among Indonesian
girls, experts said as they launched an adolescent health drive.
Soeharto leaves Golkar, joins Tommy at Berkarya
Post June 11, 2018
Siti Hediati Herijadi, better
known as Titiek Soeharto, the second daughter of former president Soeharto,
declared on Monday her withdrawal from the Golkar Party.
hub reflects NZ grassroots support for West Papua
New Zealand International June 11, 2018
A growing grassroots solidarity
network has prompted the establishment of a West Papua Desk in New Zealand.
The desk was officially opened this evening in Auckland by Green Party
co-leader Marama Davidson and fellow MP Golriz Ghahraman.
to monitor new terrorism law
Post June 11, 2018
The newly enacted Terrorism
Law has raised concerns among the press, as it has much broadened definitions
that hark back to the legal ambiguity of the authoritarian New Order regime.
on British and French governments for inviting Thai Dictator to London
Truth Thailand June 10, 2018
In a few days' time Generalissimo
Prayut, head of the Thai military junta, will be wined and dined by the
British and French governments in London and Paris. This is a disgrace!!
Widodo just paying pre-election lip service to human rights?
China Morning Post June 8, 2018
While she was a student
at University of Indonesia, Raisa Widiastari began volunteering with the
Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence, a big national
NGO dedicated to raising awareness for the victims of human rights abuses.
backpedals on accountability for past atrocities
Rights Watch Dispatches June 8, 2018
The Indonesian government
is backing away from commitments to provide accountability for grave past
human rights abuses. Attorney General Prasetyo dismissed a report on past
rights abuses compiled by the Human Rights Commission and submitted to
his office as "opinions and assumptions."
Interpreter June 8, 2018
Last month, Indonesia's
lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community was buoyed by
a decision to remove the phrase "same-sex" from the article on fornication
in the proposed Criminal Code (KUHP) bill, amid a raft of contentious legal
changes that have sparked much debate.
dismisses rumors of subordination to FPI leader Rizieq Shihab
June 8, 2018
Prosperous Justice Party
(PKS) senior politician Hidayat Nur Wahid has shrugged off accusations
that his party had become a subordinate to Islamic Defenders Front leader
Rizieq Shihab following the establishment of a coalition dubbed "the ummah
Party refuses to join Rizieq-initiated coalition
June 7, 2018
Democratic Party central
board (DPP) chairman Ferdinand Hutahaean stated his organization declined
to join a coalition initiated by Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) leader Rizieq
presidential instruction, addressing past human rights abuses still a challenge
Globe June 7, 2018
Just when the government
seemed ready to take responsibility for resolving cases of past human right
abuses and despite a commitment by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to this
effect, a statement by the attorney general indicated that there may still
be some tough challenges ahead.
to snoop students' social media accounts to 'curb radicalism'
Post June 7, 2018
The government plans to
monitor the activity of college students on social media as part of efforts
to prevent the spread of radical ideologies, a minister has said.
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